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Cranfield University

Cranfield is a world-leading institution in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns. Innovation is part of Cranfield’s ‘corporate DNA’, evolved over 60 years of commitment to this agenda.

Our work informs policy for governments and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. We draw on this pool of research and consultancy to provide our students with a distinctive ‘real-world’ learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their new knowledge to the global economy.

Teaching and Learning -

We set up and review our programmes with members of industry to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date so that your skills are what employers want and you are able to transfer these skills to your working life quickly and easily.

Most of our staff have industry backgrounds and are leading academic experts in their fields. Industry experts teach alongside our academic team on many of our programmes providing real-life challenges so that you learn in an environment similar to the business world you will go on to.

Our teaching quality has been independently assessed and received the highest recommendation possible from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) giving you the assurance that your study will be of the highest standards.

Find out more about the learning environment at Cranfield and the services we offer -

Facilities -

Many facilities at Cranfield are near to, or industrial scale and include: cabin evacuation laboratories; crash testing equipment; oil and gas engineering rigs; icing tunnels; off-road testing facility; soil dynamics laboratory; flying and welding laboratories; a £1 million flight deck simulator; body armour test house; biomechanics laboratories; an experimental farm and we even have our own sewage treatment works!

We offer excellent computer facilities with an extensive network of workstations available in open access areas across campus. You will have access to leading software applications, collaboration and learning tools, as well as high-performance research computing facilities and specialist support if you are undertaking larger scale projects.

Location – space to study and socialise

Our campuses give you the best of both worlds – a spacious, quiet and mature study environment with the advantage of being conveniently close to many towns, cities and facilities. We have everything you need on-campus for day-to-day life and studying, but our central location means you are only 15 minutes from Milton Keynes and an hour away from London. There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. The Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders. It is only seven miles from Swindon and Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London is less than two hours away by car.

Careers -

You will be able to put your knowledge into action through group and individual projects, many placed in industry. This provides unrivalled networking opportunities that will lead you on to a rewarding career in your specialist area. A Cranfield degree will fast-track your career, enabling you to go further, more quickly.

We are ranked second in the UK for graduate employment (DLHE longitudinal survey, 2017).

The Cranfield Career Development Service offers a comprehensive service to help you develop a set of career management skills that will remain with you throughout your career.

During your course you will receive support and guidance to help you plan an effective strategy for your personal and professional development, whether you are looking to secure your first management role, or wanting take your career to the next level.

Alumni Network -

Your course at Cranfield is just the start of a life-long relationship with us. Our Alumni is a professional network of over 55,000 people worldwide. Throughout the year, there is a complete and varied programme of activities you can participate in.

Open Days -

During the year, we have a number of Open Days on our Cranfield campus which we encourage our potential students to attend. It will give you the chance to meet the lecturers, see some of the facilities and hear more about the university and also meet students that are already studying here.

The Open Days run from 10:00 to 15:30. Find out more and register -

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